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Key Votes

John Overington's Voting Records

Full Name: John Overington
Office: State House (WV) - District 62, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/1984
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 62
Primary May 13, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: JoAnn
Birth Date: 06/05/1946
Birth Place: Laurel, MD
Home City: Martinsburg, WV
Religion: Episcopal

West Virginia Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 8, 2014 SB 6 Authorizes Pharmacists to Refuse to Dispense Pseudophedrine without a Prescription Bill Passed - House
(63 - 34)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2014 HB 4001 Authorizes an Individual to Bring Legal Action Against a Business that Submits Certain False Claims Bill Failed - House
(42 - 55)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2014 HB 4588 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House
(79 - 17)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2014 HB 4490 Amends Attorney General Conflict of Interest Laws Bill Passed - House
(52 - 44)
Nay
April 12, 2013 SB 371 Amends the State Prison System Bill Passed - House
(81 - 17)
Yea
April 3, 2013 HB 2805 Establishes a Public Campaign Financing Program for Supreme Court of Appeals Candidates Bill Passed - House
(70 - 29)
Nay
March 28, 2013 HB 2108 Classifies The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt As A Primary Offense Bill Passed - House
(55 - 44)
Nay
Feb. 20, 2013 HB 2434 Increases Compensation for Court Magistrates Bill Passed - House
(53 - 45)
Nay
March 10, 2012 HB 4486 Requires Insurance Policy Disclosure When a Claim is Filed Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(65 - 33)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2012 HB 4486 Requires Insurance Policy Disclosure When a Claim is Filed Bill Passed - House
(64 - 33)
Nay
Aug. 20, 2011 HB 201 State House Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(56 - 39)
Nay
Aug. 5, 2011 SB 1006 Redistricing State Senate Bill Passed - House
(82 - 13)
Yea
Aug. 5, 2011 SB 1008 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(90 - 5)
Yea
March 2, 2011 HB 2732 Increased Fees for Lawsuits Bill Passed - House
(65 - 35)
Nay
March 2, 2011 HB 2879 One-Time Pay Raise for State Employees Bill Passed - House
(78 - 22)
Nay
March 2, 2011 HB 2946 Prescriptions for Methamphetamine Chemical Precursors Bill Passed - House
(77 - 23)
Yea
Feb. 4, 2011 HB 2562 Legalizing Mixed Martial Arts Bill Passed - House
(55 - 37)
Yea
July 19, 2010 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Agreed - House
(85 - 5)
Yea
July 17, 2010 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Motion Rejected - House
(51 - 34)
Nay
July 17, 2010 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Failed - House
(42 - 45)
Nay
July 17, 2010 HB 201 Filling Senate Seat Vacancy Bill Passed - House
(46 - 37)
Nay
March 13, 2010 HB 4521 Sales Tax Holiday for Purchases of Guns Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(93 - 4)
Yea
March 13, 2010 HB 4652 School Calendar Committees Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(86 - 12)
Yea
March 12, 2010 SB 597 Ultrasound Form Requirement Prior To Abortion Bill Passed - House
(80 - 17)
Yea
March 3, 2010 HB 4130 Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program Bill Passed - House
(67 - 30)
Nay
March 1, 2010 HB 4646 Campaign Finance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(61 - 34)
Nay
March 1, 2010 HB 4647 Campaign Finance Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(69 - 26)
Nay
Feb. 24, 2010 HB 4292 Changes in Required Magistrate Qualifications Bill Passed - House
(61 - 37)
Yea
Nov. 20, 2009 SB 4004 Gasoline Tax Amendments Bill Passed - House
(64 - 23)
Nay
June 2, 2009 HB 102 Racetrack Table Games Bill Passed - House
(74 - 23)
Nay
June 2, 2009 HB 103 Alternative and Renewable Energy Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(64 - 25)
Nay
June 2, 2009 HB 105 Liquor License Bidding Bill Passed - House
(71 - 27)
Nay
May 31, 2009 HB 2010 2009-2010 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(83 - 12)
Nay
April 11, 2009 SB 246 Temporary Unemployment Compensation Tax Increase for Employers Bill Passed - House
(71 - 29)
Nay
April 11, 2009 SB 373 PROMISE Scholarship Amendments Bill Passed - House
(86 - 14)
Yea
March 27, 2009 HB 2621 Prohibiting the Use of Cell Phones While Driving Bill Passed - House
(80 - 18)
Nay
March 11, 2009 HB 2719 Increase in Maximum Alcohol Level for Beer Bill Passed - House
(79 - 17)
Nay
June 26, 2008 HB 219 Nonbroadcast Political Advertisements Bill Passed - House
(67 - 21)
Nay
March 16, 2008 SB 150 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(89 - 5)
Yea
March 5, 2008 SB 373 Reclassification of Streams Bill Passed - House
(67 - 32)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2008 HB 4076 Legislative Pay Raise Bill Passed - House
(62 - 36)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2008 HB 4023 Linking Driving Privileges with Student Performance Bill Passed - House
(80 - 15)
Nay
Feb. 25, 2008 HB 4132 Prohibiting Mandatory Employee Participation in Political Events Bill Passed - House
(64 - 33)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2007 Com Sub HB 2718 Racetrack Table Games Bill Passed - House
(53 - 40)
Nay
March 11, 2006 Com Sub HB 4023 Raising the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(89 - 10)
Nay
Feb. 27, 2006 HB 4021 SUB Health Care Changes Bill Passed - House
(86 - 11)
Nay
Feb. 13, 2006 SB 539 Mine Director Qualifications Bill Passed - House
(56 - 39)
Nay
Jan. 25, 2006 HB 4021 SUB Health Care Changes Bill Passed - House
(80 - 14)
Nay

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